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Full text of "History Of Ancient India"

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asked for Samudragupta's \expndtw9 charters, stamped with the Garuda seal. As Garuda \expndtw-4 is the bearer \i (vdhana) \i0 of Visnu, it is clear that Samudra\-\expndtw5 gupta was specially devoted to this god. But his \expndtw0 Vaisnavism was by no means inconsistent with mili\-\expndtw2 tarism \loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0  the true ideal of a Ksatnya.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li14\fi0\ri0\sb137\sa0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw22\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Date of Ms death}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li14\fi479\ri22\sb122\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 The exact year of Samudragupta's death is no\-\expndtw3 where recorded, but there is no doubt he had a long \expndtw9 reign. The earliest known date of Candragupta II \expndtw-2 being 380 A.D. according to a newly discovered ins\-\expndtw-3 cription at Mathura,\super 2\nosupersub  we may tentatively assume that \expndtw5 Samudragupta ruled until about 375 A.D.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li29\fi0\ri0\sb122\sa0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex84\expndtw-4\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 TLdmagupta}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li25\fi475\ri36\sb115\sa256\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-12\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Samudragupta had several sons (cf. \i bahu-putra-pautra> \i0\expndtw2 C.I.L, III, no. 2, pp. 20-21), and one of them named \expndtw-5 Rama (Sarma?) gupta is believed to have succeeded him. \expndtw-3 The latter is mentioned in a lost drama by Visakhadatta, \expndtw-6 entitled \i Devt-Candragtptam, \i0 fragments of which are pre\-\expndtw4 served in the \i Natya-darpana, \i0 a work on dramaturgy \expndtw-1 by Ramacandra and Gunacandra. Ramagupta was a \expndtw6 cowardly ruler, and it is alleged that in response to \expndtw4 the Saka king's demand he agreed to surrender even \expndtw12 his wife, Dhmvadevl. But her honour was saved}\par \sect\sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn5479\margrsxn1739\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols2\colno1\colw752\colsr3794\colno2\colw720 \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb558\sa0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw-1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs19 See \i Infra.}\par \column \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20\i{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex59\expndtw-3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs27 i <5i%-}\par }